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Pipinos 1950

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Πιπίνος [Pipinos] (ex-Veldt) Y8   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 11.1942 19.7.1943 11.1943 to United Kingdom 12.1957
Δελφίν [Delfin] (ex-Vengeful) Y9   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 1943 20.7.1944 10/1944 // 4.1945 to United Kingdom 12.1957
τρίαινα [Triaina] (ex-Volatile) Y14   Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 3.1943 20.6.1944 11/1944 // 5.1946 to United Kingdom 10.1958
Αργοναύτες [Argonautis] (ex-Virulent) Y15   Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 3.1943 23.5.1944 10/1944 // 5.1946 to United Kingdom 5.1958


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

545

Displacement normal, t

658 - 662 / 740

Length, m

62.3

Breadth, m

4.90

Draught, m

4.65

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Paxman diesel-generators / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

615 / 825

Max speed, kts

11.25 / 10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 55

Endurance, nm(kts)

4700(10) / 30(9)

Armament

Y8, 9: 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk II, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 - 533 TT (bow, 8 torpedoes or 6 М2 mines)

Y14, 15: 1 x 1 - 76/45 CP Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk VIIA, 4 - 533 TT (bow, 8 torpedoes or 6 M2 mines)

Electronic equipment

Y8: type 291W radar, type 129, type 138 sonars

others: type 267QW radar, type 129, type 138 sonars

Complement

33

Diving depth operational, m

90



Standard scale images


<i>Pipinos</i> 1944
Pipinos 1944


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<i>Pipinos </i>1950
Pipinos 1950


Project history

British submarines of U class, transferred to Greece. Pipinos was transferred 13.10.1943 even before completion and appeared unique, had time to share in hostilities (had tactical designation Y8). Three others were transferred in 1945-1946 after RN service.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.